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Ash Patel


Commercial Bank of California
695 Town Center Drive, Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
(714) 431-7003


Ash Patel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of California,

Mr. Patel, a banking professional with over 25 years of experience, was born in Zambia, Africa. He pursued an advanced degree in finance at Loughborough University in Loughborough, England before entering the United States. In 1986, Mr. Patel arrived in California and began his banking career as a teller with Bank of America. He completed California Banking School in San Diego, California and is a graduate of the prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington.

After rising through various positions and managing multiple branches for Bank of America, Mr. Patel became one of the highest performing managers during his tenure. He held senior management positions with California State Bank and Bank of Orange County, where he served as Senior Vice President/Administration. At Bank of Orange County Mr. Patel opened the office in Orange, and within a short period the branch reached $100 million in size and accomplished profitability in record time.

Over the last ten years Mr. Patel has served as founding President/COO and Director of Premier Commercial Bank, N.A. in Anaheim, California. The bank achieved significant success and profitability since opening in 2001, with total assets in excess of $500 million at year-end 2012, becoming one of the five largest banks headquartered in Orange County, with two locations: Anaheim and Irvine/Newport. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Patel was instrumental in organizing, opening, and successfully divesting Premier Commercial Bank Arizona (PCBAZ), a subsidiary of Premier Commercial Bancorp, which derived a handsome return on investment in a very short period.  The bank during its history was one of a handful of banks in Orange County that sustained consistent profitability quarter-after-quarter since inception in 2001. The bank has accomplished all of their growth organically, and became the National SBA Lender of the Year in 2012 for loans generated in fiscal 2011. In January 2012, the bank entered into a definitive agreement with California United Bank and closed in August 2012.

Mr Patel actively consulted for the banking and hospitality industry prior to joining Commercial Bank of California in September 2013. 

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